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Wimbledon Not So Far Away

June 26th 2014
By: Melanie

With Wimbledon underway maybe it is time to sit back and appreciate the proximity of how close Essex and Hertfordshire is to London.
 
If you were organised and managed to get Wimbledon tickets all well and good but if you prefer to watch it in the comfort of your own home we completely understand. A more sensible plan to visit Wimbledon might be after the Championships when a visit to the Wimbledon museum will take you on a journey through its history, you can explore the game's evolution from a garden party pastime to a multimillion dollar professional sport played world-wide.
 
In the museum there are loads of exciting interactives and films, easy-to-use touch screens, and audio guides in 10 languages, people of all ages can experience the artistry and athleticism that is modern tennis. Treasures from the first Championship in 1877 to the most recent are on display, including equipment, clothing, and mementos belong to the greatest players to set foot on Centre Court.
 
Alongside the array of glittering Championship trophies there are lots of the generous donations from the great players of today on display, as well as the outfits of the most successful champions of the Wimbledon Singles tournament, including Pete Sampras and Martina Navratilova. Spot the outfits from Roger Federer and Andy Murray, as well as from the 'Woodies', one of the greatest doubles tennis partnerships of all time.
 
Maybe something to put on the list for Summer holiday entertainment.